Disk arrays that have been certified for use with Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) are supported by an array support library (ASL), and are categorized by the vendor ID string that is returned by the disks (for example, "HITACHI").
Disks in JBODs that are capable of being multi-pathed by DMP, are placed in the DISKS category. Disks in unsupported arrays can also be placed in the DISKS category.
See Adding unsupported disk arrays to the DISKS category.
Disks in JBODs that do not fall into any supported category, and which are not capable of being multi-pathed by DMP are placed in the OTHER_DISKS category.